Venna Verena Maijala

Feb 17, 1966 – Aug 20, 2007

 

Obituary

Venna V. Maijala, age 41, passed peacefully on August 20, 2007 at her home. Venna is survived by her husband of 13 years, Jeff; her two sons, Dakota and Kade; grandmother, Jennie Phillips; mother and father, Carola and Ven Alix; sisters, Sabrina Jones John and Loretta Thelin Dennis; two nieces and two nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 24th 2007 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 30525 – 8th Ave. S, Federal Way, WA. Private committal Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, Federal Way, WA. “Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often”. No flowers please. Donations to: Dakota and Kade Maijala Education Fund, at any Sterling Savings Bank. The family has entrusted arrangements to BONNEY-WATSON Federal Way, 1535 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, WA 253 839-7317.

Guestbook

Lorie Daley
Sumner, WA
Aug 22, 2007

Venna is my hero. So beautiful. So smart. So caring. I can not believe that she is gone! Out of anyone that I have ever met in my life, I know, without a doubt that our girl is in heaven with Jesus. It breaks my heart to not have her here with us anymore, but I know she's planning the GREATEST Super Bowl Party ever in HEAVEN, with the Seahawks kicking some serious butt! Jeff, Dakota, Kade, Mom & Dad Alix, Loretta & Sabrina, I love you all! This is the hardest thing I've ever attempted to write I don't feel like I'm doing my girl justice, but I do think she knows how much I love and care about every one of you!

Lorie Ann Daley

Jeff
Federal Way, WA
Aug 23, 2007

Baby, I miss you with all my heart and soul. Persons can live a thousand lifetimes and not have a better person in their lives than you were. You were the strength and love in our family and I was blessed to spend the wonderful 17 years with you. You blessed me with two beautiful boys, that I will do my best to raise in a way that will make you proud. I know you're watching out for us from above and just know that I Love You and miss you.

Mike, Cindy and Austin McLean
Des Moines, WA
Aug 23, 2007

Jeff and Venna coached Austin's baseball team, I should say Jeff coached and Venna took care of everything else, score keeping and snacks, nurse whenever someone got hit with the baseball, and a great cheerleader. She had such enthusiasum for the kids and was a great mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers; and thank you for sharing and giving a part of your lives with ours.

Randy & Joann Fowler
Auburn, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Terry Ra Zor
Auburn, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Jeff, again my condolences. Terry

Greg and Maureen Wilson
Kent, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Jeff and Family,

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We want you to know that following the King County Fallen Officer tournament, Maureen and I talked about how wonderful and well behaved Dakota and Kade were while at the tournament and that we could tell Venna was a caring and loving Mom. Jeff, you are a good man and wonderful father. Venna will be watching proudly from heaven and you will forever see her through the eyes of your children.

Larry & Verily Chilton
Federal Way, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Jeff,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to know how you feel. I can only let you know my prayers go out for you and your sons.I ask that the God of mercy and peace grant you peace. God bless you my brother.

Carolyn Gougis
Chicago, IL
Aug 24, 2007

It's so hard to find the perfect breeze, one blowing none too hard nor soft, carrying a scent of wild flowers, and moving clouds about aloft.

It's so hard to find the perfect sky, one blue and deep and bright, carrying a sense of openness with geese and wrens in flight.

It's so hard to find the perfect night, one warm , quiet and un flawed, carrying a mood of solitude, and a closeness to our God.

Yet no perfection's so hard to find as that which you extended and none I'll ever treasure more, than to simply have been your friend...

I had the pleasure of working with Venna at Global Transportation . She was a lady who was full of life and loved her family dearly. Venna you will be greatly missed.

Carolyn Gougis

Chicago , IL

marilanddrewery
Auburn, WA
Aug 24, 2007

to our dearest venna you will be miss dearly; joseph - buddha drewery&mariland drewery

Susan Buethe
Burley, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Dear Jeff, Dakota, & Kabe,

I had the pleasure of working with Venna at Farwest. My family and I attended your wedding.

May you continue to feel God's presence in your lives.

God Bless you and Keep you in His loving care not only today, but, in the days to come.

Kyle Wilson
Seattle, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Over the past few years I have had the privledge and opportunity to know Jeff and his two children, Dakota and Kade. Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Venna for the first time at the Fallen Officer Memorial Tournament. She was such an amazing person. From the moment I was first introduced to Venna, you could tell she had such a strong passion for life and her family. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff, Dakota, Kade and the rest Venna's family.

dennis & Carol Fortier
Graham, Wa., WA
Aug 24, 2007

Our Prayers Are with you and Your Family

Heather Tomlinson
auburn, WA
Aug 24, 2007

I lived with Venna many years ago when I was just starting out on my own, and she was my Angel. Venna was one of the most giving, generous and most sincere friends I have had in my life and her loss is felt so deep. I know Venna is touching each of us letting us know it is OK, and we should continue to celebrate life, but there is a hole left with her name on it in my heart forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family. I miss Venna, but I will cherise every moment I had, and every memory I have, and some day we will sit together and laugh at the stupid stuff again....

Bryan, Rochelle and Whitney Klingele
Bonney Lake, WA
Aug 24, 2007

Venna was a wonderful person and we will miss her greatly. Our love and thoughts go out to Jeff, Dakota, Kade and the rest of her family.

Glenda Celigoy
Auburn, WA
Aug 24, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the Maijala family. I worked with Venna many years ago at Farwest but will never forget her caring personality and fun sense of humor. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories. She was truly an awesome person.

Gina Filardo
Lindenhurst, NY
Aug 24, 2007

I have never in my life met anyone like Venna, so full of fun and just enlightening. Her dedication to her family and her work was unparalled. We had the greatest time in NY and Miami, she made me laugh all the time. Truly an angel. I will light a candle for her at St.Patrick's Cathedral, she really loved it there.

Erin & Tom Murphy
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2007

Venna and I worked together but most importantly were very good friends for 10 years. She was an amazing person and one of the greatest I have ever met. People come in and out of your lives and Venna was the type of person that you want to be part your life forever. I am so very sad that she is gone from our lives but I am also so greatful, beyond words that I was able to be a part of her life. Just knowing such a great, wonderful & caring person has made me a better person and I am greatful for that. She will always be in my heart, in my prayers and in my laughter. I love you forever my friend!

Erin

The Irish have an old saying that goes like this, May you be in heaven a full half an hour before the devil knows you're dead. For Venna it wouldn't have mattered because she was such a terrific person. Although she will be missed by many she will live in our hearts forever. May all of her family and friends find peace and thankfulness for having known such a wonderful person.

Tom

Jeff, Dakota and Kade,

Our prayers and thoughts are truly with you.

God Bless,

Erin & Tom

Buzz And Kathy Barnett
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2007

We've known Jeff and Venna through our dart league. We haven't seen them for a few years but Venna was always so perky and just a sweet person. We truly will miss her. God Bless you Jeff and your boys.

Saori Takayoshi
Seattle, WA
Aug 25, 2007

Jeff, Dakota and Kade,

I am so thankful to have known your wife and mother. She was a vibrant light in the days we had her. She made all the right choices in her priorities - her family was always number one. She was always so proud of all of you - rightly so. I am praying for your strength and faith. She truly made people better for having known her.

God Bless,

Saori

Cary Murphy
Bonney Lake, WA
Aug 25, 2007

Jeff, Dakota and Kade,

I was camping when I heard the news and was completly heartbroken. I will never forget getting to know you and Venna in Vegas,at your Super Bowl parties and countless softball games. Venna was a great mother and wife who always supported you and her caring nature always was very evident. She will be missed. If you ever need anything your brothers in blue are here for you.

Peter Golesh
Federal Way, WA
Aug 27, 2007

Jeff,

We are sadden for you loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you, Dakota and Kade. God Bless!

Peter, Cathy, Marissa and Carly

Susan Calhoun
Austin, TX
Aug 28, 2007

Jeff, Dakota, Kade,

I am not sure mere words can express how much Venna meant to all of us. She will be so dearly missed by us till the end of days. Venna gave me a continuous friendship calendar when I left Seattle, the quote for Friday August 24th reads as follows: "If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give." - George MacDonald. I don't think I know anyone that gave as the angels did as much as Venna. Now she is there with them and we will all continue to feel and remember the loving thoughts she gave to us.

You are in my prayers.

God bless,

Susan

Paton
San Diego, CA
Sep 1, 2007

Jeff, Dakota, and Kade,

Our thoughts are with you.

Scott Jones
Sedro Woolley, WA
Sep 1, 2007

Lorie
Sumner, WA
Sep 3, 2007

There will never be one single minute in this life of mine that I won't miss My Venna! You kept me sane, you kept me grounded. I will miss and love you forever! I will remember you until we meet again. Thanks so much for being my teacher and my mentor! I'll miss you too much until I see you again! I love you so MUCH! Lorie Ann Daley

Michel Pitts
Colville, WA
Sep 5, 2007

Jeff,

You and the boys are in my prayers. I will always remeber the good times and the good friendship I had with Venna.

Thinking of you!

Michel BOURQ

Mary Wall McCreary
Selkirk, NY
Sep 25, 2007

P.S. I also wanted to mention how much Venna loved ALL of you. I rec'd and email from Venna in May to catch up, even if it had to be thru email until I came home for a visit. She was so HAPPY to still be able to work Part Time and be able to work in the boys classrooms, as well as be a Den Mom. She spoke so lovingly of her whole family catching me up on whats been happening since we last chatted.

There is just so much I want to say but it's so hard to put it into words. I can definately say that Venna will be sorely MISSED by everyone.

Mary Wall McCreary
Selkirk, NY
Sep 25, 2007

Jeff,Dakota,Kade & The Alix Family,

My deepest sympathies go out to all of you. Venna was my oldest childhood friend, I moved in across the street from the Alix's when Venna was in Kindergarten and I was in first grade. I have so many crazy, funny memories over the years and I will cherish each and every one. There are no words that can express the deep remorse that I feel with hearing the sad news of Vennas passing, but please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and if there is anything that I can do to help, please let me know.

Lorie
Sumner, WA
Jan 8, 2008

My Baby Girl... I still think of you and talk to you every single day. I look up to you so much for being the best Mom and Wife in the world! I was, & still am struggling to figure out why you are gone and I'm still here without you. I miss you, VaBenna!

Jeff
WA
Feb 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby! We miss you tons, but know you are watching over us.

Love You!

Allen and Tina Ball
Gardnerville, NV
Feb 23, 2008

The last 20 years have been quite a ride. A ride I never thought would end. You are in my thoughts every day. Everytime I throw a dart, drink cheap pink champagne or go to Virginia City you are and always will be right there with me. Love YA Girlfriend

Loretta Thelin
MILTON, WA
Apr 26, 2008

My dearest baby sister, months have past and not a day goes by that I don't think of you. I love you so very much and miss you more than ever. I am there for your boys, all of them as much as I can. I promise you that I will take good care of them forever. Until we meet again I will keep you in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. I love you baby sister and miss you so very very much. Hugs and Kisses RETTA

gary overman
Medford, OK
May 15, 2008

I am truly very sorry to hear of this. I knew her parents, Ven and Carola Alix from a long association with Ven's gun shop, and I met Venna a couple of times at the shop. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and if Ven wishes to contact me, I would be very happy to hear from him.

God bless you and keep you.

Gary Overman

Bini
Auburn, WA
Mar 5, 2009

Hi Kiddo

I love you very much and miss you and think about you every day.

I know Papa is with you now and that you came to guide him to heaven.

Your boys are growing up so very quickly. They are wonderful young men. I am so very proud of them.

Dakota is already going to go to high school this fall. Where does time go?

I love you kiddo.

Your sis

Bini

Mom
SeaTac, WA
Apr 11, 2009

My sweet Venna, my little Charlie. I think about you every day. Not a day goes by that I don't cry for you. Now you have your Daddy with you. Today is his birthday, so celebrate his life and yours. Two lifes cut way too short on this earth. I miss you both so much but I know the heavenly Father knows what He is doing, His wll be done. I know I have two of the sweetest souls to watch over all of us. Give Daddy an extra birthday hug and kiss. Love you Sweetie, Mom

Tina Ball
Gardnerville, NV
Jun 26, 2009

Hey V

I was just thinking about you and wanted to say HI. I sure miss you and wanted you to know that I think about you and I alot. Love Tina

Mandy Zevenbergen
Tacoma, WA
Aug 11, 2009

Hey V, I was just thinking about you and missing you today.. not just today, but every day. We're having a girl's dinner tonight at Olive Garden and we're saving a seat for ya. Love you... M~

Loretta Thelin
Milton, WA
Dec 18, 2009

Merry Christmas Baby girl. I miss you so much. I think of you all the time and know you are with Daddy. Give each other lot's of love and kisses.

We miss you so very much. Until we meet again.... Retta

Susan
Euless, TX
Feb 17, 2010

Hi V,

Was thinking about you this morning and thought I would stop in to wish you a happy birthday. Love you and miss you tons!

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